A Happier Hockley As Restoration Work on ‘The Bull’ Begins

Thursday, September 6, 2018 Editor 0

Last month, we reported how ‘The Bull Inn’ in Hockley had been savaged by fire. Today, however, we have seen pictures of the start of a speedy restoration project. We don’t quite know how much of the historic building has been saved, but hopefully the restoration will be sympathetic to […]

Hockley Co-op’s Ram-Raided

Wednesday, September 5, 2018 Editor 0

onlineFOCUS has been informed that Hockley’s Co-op has been subjected to a Ram-Raid. It’s reported that the bollards were driven over but they are only plastic with an iron rod in centre so no good to stop large cars mounting the path. The shop is currently being repaired now but […]

The Bull Inn Burns!

Saturday, August 4, 2018 Editor 1

Sadly, Hockley lost some of its most important history last night, popular pub, The Bull Inn suffered a bad fire last night.  Described as The Bull Inn is a 16th century Grade II listed country pub on the edge of Hockley Woods that has welcomed visitors through its historic doors for hundreds […]

Paintbrushes, Petitions and Public Conveniences.

Saturday, September 9, 2017 admin 2

Imagine you were in a nearby DIY store and saw a local councillor not being allowed to buy a paintbrush or a hammer, because the District Council Constitution didn’t actually say that they could. You would think it was pretty odd. But something like this has recently happened. Not with […]

Wild Woods Day 2017

Monday, May 29, 2017 admin 0

From the District Council website Wild Woods Day Sponsored by Fusion Lifestyle, in association with Crouch Valley Scouts Saturday 3 June 2017 11am – 4pm Hockley Woods Enjoy a day of discovery in Hockley’s ancient woodlands with Rochford District Council’s annual Wild Woods Day Wild Woods Day is one of […]

Consultation On Hockley Woods Playarea – Open Until March 19th

Wednesday, March 15, 2017 admin 0

From the District Council website: “Local families are set to benefit from £45,000 of funding for Hockley Woods playground– and we want your views on how it should be spent! Rochford District Council is celebrating the news that we will be receiving the funds from Cory Environmental Trust to improve […]

Could Be A Long Night On Tuesday…

Sunday, December 11, 2016 admin 4

It could be a long night at Next Tuesday’s Full Council Meeting. It includes the following: There is a public question on notice from Mr Alan James about Hockley’s toilets. Plus two questions from Cllr Diane Hoy , one about park homes sites and the other about car parking enforcement. […]

A Couple Of Close Votes

Thursday, January 21, 2016 admin 14

At the Development Committee tonight, both applications were passed 7-5. The Folly Lane, Hockley , application was particularly contentious, as the Core Strategy indicated 50 dwellings for the site but 75 were proposed. Approval was moved by Heather Glynn, seconded ny Terry Cutmore and passed 7-5. The 5 who voted […]

Bullwood Hall

Wednesday, November 18, 2015 admin 8

The new drastically-reduced-in-size Development Committee meets tomorrow evening at 7:30 . You can find the details here. The main application is in Bullwood Hall Lane, Hockley. It is an outline application for the demolition of the prison complex building, conversion of Bullwood Hall to residential use and residential development , […]

Big Day In Hockley Woods Tomorrow!

Friday, May 29, 2015 admin 0

From the District Council website: Wild Woods Day Wild Woods Day Sponsored by Fusion Lifestyle Saturday 30 May 2015 11am ? 4pm Hockley Woods Plans are in full swing for our 12th annual Wild Woods Day on Saturday 30 May at Hockley Woods. This year?s event is set to be […]